2011 February 09 Wednesday
Adele - Right As Rain (Live acoustic)
You've probably heard the released version of this piece. But here she is singing it at 9 AM on a radio station and it provides a much better sense of her level of talent. Adele does not act like she has to try hard to sing a song almost as well as her released studio version.
By Randall Parker at 2011 February 09 05:42 PM
What's with all the ads Randall? Makes the site look quite messy. Perhaps put the ads in columns on either side?
oh, your paypal button isn't working either:
You have requested an outdated version of PayPal. This error often results from the use of bookmarks.
Why should I care? Performers and artistes do absolutely nothing for the economy and are, in fact, parasites ...
If someone buys her music as a entertainment product, and derives hundreds of hours of listening pleasure from it while taking walks, working around the house, excercising, driving to work, or whatever, and this increases the quality of the listener's life, is her music not then a worthwile marketable product, somewhat analagous to a headache medication, muscle relaxant, or some other mood-enhancing drug? She's not asking to be subsidized by tax money, and is very much an entreprenuer of a product in my opinion. She certainly has singing talent, even if this isn't exactly my kind of fare.
I thought she was cuter in the video.
Good art and beauty in general raise the level of consciousness which indirectly improves the economy. Also music is a commodity that requires little resources to distribute.
I don't spend much time on music or pop culture blogs, so posts like these are sometimes the only way I find good new music. I've been listening to Adele for a bit, but had only heard her album songs and wouldn't have thought to even look for any acoustic sets. I'm really glad Randall posted this. After seeing this post Friday night I spent an hour listening to other live performances by Adele and even turned my wife into a fan.